HAWAII FUTURE LEADERS

Future Leaders Program:

Purpose: 

●     Engage youth in advocacy, leadership.

●     Prepare them for Legislative Day - knowledge and confidence.

●     Prepare them for local advocacy efforts.  

●     Foster a passion for advocacy and leadership in the next generation.

Elements:

●     Voluntary program the young adults 14-20yo sign up for.

●     Basic education: terminology, government, bills for the year and how they affect the bleeding disorders community in simple language.

●     Education and practice “telling Your Story”

●     Live events: Teen Summit (June), Future Leaders (February), Legislative Day (February) plus supplemental events locally on individual islands as opportunities arise.

●     Active engagement: put them (and their parents) on our advocacy alert emails! Actively engage them in this process and calls to action. This could also involve special advocacy outreach and alerts to the youth (and parents) from our Advocacy committee.

●     Prepare for regional meetings with legislators – Selected individuals of the program learn how to have a one-on-two phone consultation & training with Chapter leadership and advocacy committee to prepare them with written materials before meeting their representative in their home district.

●     Mentorship: match up participant with selected mentors from their region if available. Try to encourage/arrange meetings at, family education days, outreach programs and any other place where they may get together.

●     Present options for future leadership opportunities and advocacy opportunities. (NYLI, Regional Youth Board opportunities, other group and committees.)

Incentives/outcome

●     Credit: High school students may be eligible for community service hours for their Participation

●     Special recognition at State Lobby day

●     Chapter recognition: Chapter to feature them in a newsletter and Social media outlets.